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The grant was awarded by Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS), a joint program of the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture. INFEWS supports interdisciplinary research that addresses water and energy issues related to food production and consumption, including land and water use, pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and food waste.
The lead investigator Anu Ramaswami, Professor of civil and environmental engineering, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and the Princeton Environmental Institute, is teaming up on the project with co-principal investigator Z. Jason Ren, Princeton professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and PEI associated faculty, along with colleagues at the University of Minnesota and Syracuse University.
The interdisciplinary project is intended to provide a scientific basis and roadmap for the food action plans that cities worldwide are creating to make urban food systems more sustainable and resilient. The research team will work with urban farmers, food scientists, policymakers and nonprofit organizations to translate local sustainability to areas immediately outside of the city where much of the food is grown.